Making A Difference – One Step At A Time


When my granddaughter told me that the cancer rate statistic for developing some form of the disease was ‘one in three’ I could hardly believe it. But she was well informed having just been named as chairperson of her university’s annual Relay For Life event. The American Cancer Society website says that in the United […] Read more »

1,000 Run at Mother’s Day 5K


It was the largest turnout in the history of The Women’s Fund Tiara 5K, now in its ninth year as a Mattapoisett Mother’s Day tradition. Over 1,000 runners turned out for the race on May 10, some donning tutus, costumes, and tiaras in addition to their running shoes. Traci Calabrese, director of development for the […] Read more »

Annual Marion SpringFest


May 9 was the day of the Annual Marion SpringFest sponsored by the Sippican Lands Trust and the Tree and Parks Committee! There was a performance by the Toe Jam Puppet Band, a Birds of Prey demonstration, face painting, and a rock-climbing wall. All over Marion on Saturday you could see signs on the spring […] Read more »

Mr. ORR Kick-Starts Senior Send-Off


One of the most popular events in the long lead up to graduation at Old Rochester Regional High School is undoubtedly the “Mr. ORR” pageant, which took place this year on Thursday, May 7. The event featured nine contestants and was split into five different categories: the opening video and dance number, casual wear, talent, […] Read more »

One Girl’s Vision is Greater than Blindness


When you look into 16 year-old Mia Resendes’ big brown eyes, you can see she is happy, vibrant, and full of life. There is a sparkle to them, a depth and determination about them, and she has a smile to match. Just by looking at her, you could not tell that Mia is battling a […] Read more »

Marion Natural History Museum


The Marion Natural History Museum wishes to thank the Marion Harbormaster’s office for a wonderful trip to Bird Island. The students were able to visit the island and see some of the birds that rely on this special habitat for raising their young. The children saw Oystercatchers, Osprey, and Terns. They also learned a little […] Read more »

Eagle Scout Achievement


Adam Perkins of Mattapoisett has completed his Eagle Scout project, kayak racks for Shipyard Park. From September 2014 through April 2015 he managed all aspects of the project from securing funding, acquiring materials, to building the racks. On May 5 the racks where transported from his home on Abbey Lane to Shipyard Park by the […] Read more »

Opening Day


Saturday, May 2 was Opening Day for the Old Rochester Little League. The parade took the young athletes from the Knights of Columbus over to Haley Field in Mattapoisett, where Opening Day ceremonies commenced. Photos by Felix Perez Read more »

Tick Talk: Understand Your Risk


Everything you thought you knew about ticks and tick-borne diseases is probably wrong. And plenty of information out there and on the web is downright misleading. For example, did you know that spraying DEET products on your clothes is useless in repelling ticks, and when you spray DEET-containing bug repellant on your skin, a hungry […] Read more »